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The Children’s Place – Angels’ Gala

April 6th was the date for the Angel Board’s Angels’ Gala, a benefit for The Children’s Place, which was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. More than 800 guests enjoyed celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Children’s Place. Lynsey Jager and Melissa Batz were the Gala co-chairmen, and Abby Eden served as the emcee.

Laurie Warwick, Ann Crampton, Amanda Lambright, Ericka Duker, and Anne Graves


Ann Thomas, The Children’s Place; with Dr. Phyliss and Robert Bernstein, honorary chairmen


Dr. Arlis and Suzanne Wood, Ann Thomas, The Children’s Place; and Jane Heide


Rita Shelton, Melissa Rawe, Claire Kolze, Ann Stevenson, John Lankard, and Amy Segura


Audrey Lampert with Dr. Phyliss and Robert Bernstein, honorary chairmen


Melissa Batz, Gala co-chairman; and Jen Call

Also featured int the May 25, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Expressions Photography


KC CARE Health Center – Bloom Air

April 13th was the date for KC CARE Health Center’s Bloom Air event, which was held at the Airline History Museum. James Smith, Mark Sawkin, Damian Lair, and Taylor Gozia…

Powell Gardens – Plant Preview Party and Auction

Powell Gardens recently hosted a Plant Preview Party and Auction to kick off its upcoming season. The festive weekend also featured the Plant Sale, a Fungi & Fermentation event, and…

Welcome House – 6th Annual Breakfast

April 24th was the date for the 6th Annual Welcome House Breakfast at the Overland Park Convention Center. Keynote Speaker Danny Trejo delivered a powerful message chronicling his personal triumph…

Women’s Employment Network – Annual Luncheon

Joshua C. Rowland and Andy Fromm served as co-chairmen of the Women’s Employment Network’s Annual Luncheon on April 18th. More than 1,000 guests gathered to help celebrate how WEN helps…